Saturday, November 27, 2010
Personal possessions of Marie-Antoinette
It's sad to think that so little survives of Marie-Antoinette's personal possessions.
A shoe, some pearls and possibly a made-over dress.
I went searching to see what the mob missed out on. Here's a list of what I found on the web.
To see her shoe - go to http://parisparfait.typepad.com/paris_parfait/2008/07/marie-antoinett.html
Her pearls and many pearls of information about her are at http://vintage-le.blogspot.com/2009/06/short-history-lesson.html
The made-over dress is on many sites including at http://fashionismymuse.blogspot.com/2008/10/minister-of-fashion.html
A dress fragment at http://blog.catherinedelors.com/marie-antoinettes-memorabilia-the-auction-results/
Musee Carnavalet, Paris (Carnavalet Museum) has locks of her hair and that of her husband.
The 1938 movie starring Norma Shearer featured costumes which were based as closely as possible to dresses still in existence. Wikipedia mentions a dress in private hands referred to as the 'rocket dress' featuring starbursts. I'll try to find out more.
If you know of any other items I would love to hear about them.